Ames Jeans

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Make a date with denim in the classic and versatile Cashmerette Ames Jeans: stretch jeans exclusively designed for curves.

When it comes to jeans, perfect fit is a must. Get the look you love by customizing your pattern using our interchangeable “apple” and “pear” pelvis pieces, and skinny and straight leg options.

These 5-pocket wardrobe essentials are the real deal, with features like rivets, belt loops and a fly front. And hold the style together with a high rise, and a pocket stay for secret smooth shaping.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Two pelvis shape options, for “apple” or “pear” figures (see the instructions for how to choose your shape)
  • Two leg options: skinny or straight
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet to guide you no matter your sewing level
  • An optional wider back pocket free download

Want step-by-step help making your jeans? Check out our online workshop Jeans Making for Curves where Jenny Rushmore will take you through the whole process with confidence!

Product information




12-32 with interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces, 32-52” waist and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.


Main: 9.5 - 12 oz stretch denim with at least 2% lycra and 10-15% crosswise stretch.

Lining: non-stretch cotton.

Interfacing: knit (stretch) or woven fusible, depending on preference for stretch in waistband. 


Denim / jeans needle, topstitching needle (optional), regular thread, topstitching thread, 7" (18 cm) metal jeans zipper, 1 jeans button, 8 jeans rivets (optional).


Point turner, hammer, awl (or nail), anvil (or other hard metal surface). 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Ames jeans

I have had this pattern for years but thought it would be too time consuming to make. I finally did and I have made 2 pair already. The directions are great, and it is a wonderful fit. LIZ

Carol Greene
Ames Jeans.

I love these jeans I have replaced all my store bought with the Ames. I have made at least 5 pair. They are much easier than I thought they would be. Directions are very clear.

Great Instructions, Great Fit

I have had this pattern for at least 2 years and finally got around to sewing them. Forgot to do my normal adjustments (raise backrise /shorten length) and even with that I achieve a really good fit. Instructions are really really good.

Samantha Pope
Great fit on me!

The Ames jeans fit me well on my first toile so I’m just lucky my body is the same shape as the block. I made the size 14 pear pelvis because I like a firm fit. The first pair was bengaline to test them and the second pair are in metallic stretch denim.
Instructions were excellent.

Carolyn Urnes
Not quite

I love the idea of using Apple and Pear body shape pattern pieces. The jeans I made came out too big in the waist and too big (and poufy looking) in the thighs. Part of that is my own fault for not triple-checking body versus garment dimensions. I may try again in the future. Some of the features of the pattern are very nice! I missed the fact that the belt loops should be attached lower than the waist piece so my belt loops are weird and very small for my belt.

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